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Johann Mattheson

1681 - 1764

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Johann Mattheson (28 September 1681 – 17 April 1764) was a German composer, critic lexicographer and music theorist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Mattheson has received more than 111,601 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Mattheson is the 268th most popular composer (down from 217th in 2019), the 1,049th most popular biography from Germany (down from 826th in 2019) and the 39th most popular German Composer.

Johann Mattheson was a German composer and music theorist who is most famous for his work in the field of music theory.

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Among composers, Johann Mattheson ranks 268 out of 1,216Before him are Dmitry Bortniansky, Max Steiner, André Grétry, Gaspare Spontini, Johan Halvorsen, and Cole Porter. After him are Hanns Eisler, Jaufre Rudel, Johann Jakob Froberger, Clément Janequin, Aaron Copland, and Stefania Turkewich.

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Among people born in 1681, Johann Mattheson ranks 3Before him are Georg Philipp Telemann and Vitus Bering. After him are Hedvig Sophia of Sweden, Theophan Prokopovich, Ernest Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen, and Henrietta Godolphin, 2nd Duchess of Marlborough. Among people deceased in 1764, Johann Mattheson ranks 9Before him are Ivan VI of Russia, William Hogarth, Christian Goldbach, Pietro Locatelli, Jean-Marie Leclair, and Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. After him are Erik Pontoppidan, Francesco Algarotti, William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Semyon Chelyuskin, and Nathaniel Bliss.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Mattheson ranks 1,049 out of 6,142Before him are John McEnroe (1959), Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia (1887), Joseph Pilates (1883), Gerda Christian (1913), Julius Wellhausen (1844), and Horst Tappert (1923). After him are Walter Christaller (1893), Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1696), Lucian Freud (1922), Johann Friedrich Overbeck (1789), Karl Ludwig Harding (1765), and Princess Alexandrine of Baden (1820).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Johann Mattheson ranks 39Before him are Johann Adolph Hasse (1699), Engelbert Humperdinck (1854), Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria (1724), Carl Stamitz (1745), Johann Christoph Bach (1642), and Friedrich Kuhlau (1786). After him are Hanns Eisler (1898), Johann Jakob Froberger (1616), Carl Reinecke (1824), Nicolaus Bruhns (1665), Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748), and Georg Böhm (1661).